The Department of Developmental Services (DDS)
The California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is part of the California Health and Human Services Agency. DDS provides services and supports for children and adults with developmental disabilities and infants at risk of developmental delay or disability. These services are provided through state-operated developmental centers and community facilities, and contracts with twenty-one nonprofit agencies called Regional Centers. In addition, the regional centers are currently providing diagnosis & evaluation services to persons served across the State.
The DDS Wellness Toolkit
The DDS Wellness Toolkit is a new section of the DDS website focused on providing information and tools related to health and safety for self-advocates, direct support professionals, and vendors or providers. New topics, tools, and information will be added on an ongoing basis.